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Student Financial Services Manager

University of Kent - Student Financial Services

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £51,799 to £58,279
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 14th January 2022
Closes: 30th January 2022
Job Ref: CSF-406-22

Are you a qualified Accountant with experience and understanding of student finances and student financial services?  If so we have an exciting 12 month full time opportunity for the role of Student Financial Services Manager.

In this post you will provide leadership of the University’s student financial services, providing an integrated and consistent service to all students at all locations.  You will work closely with the Financial Planning Office to provide tuition fee income and financial aid budgets and forecasts and with the Financial Reporting Office to provide management and statutory account information.

As Student Financial Services Manager you will:

  • Implement and monitor policies for the invoicing, collection and accounting treatment of all student-facing and commercial income and debt
  • Monitor and update the customer service standard for Student Financial Services and lead direct reports to ensure these services are delivered consistently and effectively
  • Provide expert advice to both academic Divisions, professional service departments and overseas partners on a range of financial matters relating to student financial income
  • Lead, motivate and develop relevant staff, providing clear objectives and managing performance against these 

To be successful in this role you will have/be:

  • CCAB professional qualification with an accountancy body
  • Experience and understanding of the structure and nature of student finances and student financial services
  • Substantial experience of working in a financial environment, making use of electronic accounting systems
  • Experience of assessing and improving or auditing internal controls
  • Proven experience of successfully managing and motivating staff

The University of Kent is a distinctive and attractive place to work. We employ over 6,000 staff, including academic and research staff and a full range of support and administration staff. Our stunning main campus in Canterbury, Kent was founded in 1965 and is set among green and tranquil open space overlooking the spectacular Cathedral. Our staff enjoy competitive salaries, an occupational pension scheme, generous holiday entitlements and a great working environment.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact centralservicesresourcing@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: CSF-406-22.

Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, interviews may take place remotely

From 1 January 2021, non-British and non-Irish nationals who do not already hold a UK immigration status will be required to obtain a visa in order to be able to work in the UK.  A new points-based system will be implemented which will treat EEA and non-EEA citizens equally.  For further information please visit the UK Visas & Immigration website.

 

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